Bridge Schools Re-Open Amid Uncertainty, Controversy

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

On a rainy Monday afternoon, Bridge International Academy (BIA) in Nsumbi in Wakiso district is abuzz with activity. A number of children, dressed in their light green school uniforms, playfully gait about the school compound.

Time check: 1:02pm, some children have started to run out for lunch. Going by a normal school setting, business is normal like it would be at any other school that kicked off third term on Monday, as per ministry guidelines.

But, a few days ago, their re-opening was uncertain; till court over ruled the education ministry, to have the schools temporarily re-opened until their case filed by the school over unfair closure is heard.

Daniel Opio, a manager at Bridge International Schools said that this branch, in Ganda Wakiso district and its chain of 63 other campuses countrywide, started off their their term like any other school.

Source: New Vision (link opens in a new window)